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NY Police to step up patrols for Halloween

The New York State Police and local law enforcement will increase patrols to crack down on impaired driving and underage drinking through Halloween.  The enforcement campaign runs through November 1st and is funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.  Troopers will be using both marked and unmarked cars as part of this crackdown in order to more easily identify motorists who are violating the law.  During last year’s initiative, State Police say there were 1,593 accidents, more than 226 of which resulted in someone being injured. One person was killed.  Troopers also arrested 248 people for DWI and issued more than 9, 057 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and other traffic violations.

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Jim Bohannon

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